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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northop

As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in Northop what’s your top tip you can impart concerning the house moving process in Northop

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Northop or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the home moving process. For example, the vendor, property agent and on occasion a bank. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Northop an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the process whose role it is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

There is a definite ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor ahead of the other parties in the home moving process.

How does conveyancing in Northop differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Northop contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because new home sellers in Northop typically acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Northop or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Northop is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Northop are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Northop you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Northop may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

My father has recommend that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Northop. Should I choose my own solicitor?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Northop conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to select a conveyancing lawyer is to seek guidance from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the solicitor you're contemplating using.

I own a leasehold house in Northop. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Northop who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Northop conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Northop Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Is there a share of the freehold? You should be aware if it is fewer than eighty years it will impact the value of the property. Check with your lender that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will probably require a lease extension at some point and it is worth discovering what this will be. Remember, in most cases you will be be obliged to have owned the premises for a couple of years before you are eligible to carry out a lease extension.

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